In the news release, Attorney Anthony Rickman of Taracks Gomez & Rickman Successfully Argued Motion To Dismiss On Two Felony Charges, issued 25-Oct-2013 by Taracks Gomez & Rickman over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph has been revised. The complete, corrected release follows:
Attorney Anthony Rickman of Taracks Gomez & Rickman Successfully Argued Motion To Dismiss On Two Felony Charges
Attorney Anthony Rickman of Taracks Gomez & Rickman successfully argued a motion to dismiss two felony charges after a "To Catch a Predator" sting operation in Hillsborough County, Florida.
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Anthony Rickman, a partner at the Law Firm of Taracks Gomez & Rickman, successfully argued motion to dismiss before Hillsborough County Judge on Thursday, October 24 that resulted in the dismissal of his client's two felony charges.
The Defendant, a 26 year old Tampa man, was arrested and charged with "Traveling to Meet a Minor to Commit an Unlawful Sexual Act" and "Using the Computer to Solicit a Minor" after being the subject of a "To Catch a Predator" like sting operation. If convicted of these charges defendant faced up to 20 years in prison and would be classified as a Sexual Offender.
In his Motion to Dismiss that was granted by the Court, Mr. Rickman argued that his client was entrapped by law enforcement. In asserting the entrapment defense Mr. Rickman was able to convince the Judge that the Law Enforcement's conduct in their investigation was egregious, outrageous and in violation of his client's Constitutional rights.
Anthony Rickman further argued that his client was induced by law enforcement to commit an offense that he would not have committed without the coercive tactics of the police and that the defendant was not predisposed to commit this offense. The Judge agreed and dismissed all of the charges against the defendant.
About the Attorney:
Anthony Rickman is a graduate of Florida State University College of Law and a former prosecutor. As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Rickman appears in State and Federal Court to defend his clients against charges like DUI, drug crimes, violent offenses and more. He has been with Taracks Gomez & Rickman since 2007 and serves as the head of the firm's entertainment and sports law branch. To learn more, visit http://www.theadvocateforyou.com.
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